Friday, March 16, 2012

I'm Back!

Hello everyone,
        How are you all doing? I haven't been around here for awhile as I spent an unexpected week in the hospital and just got home last evening. I am feeling good as new now and am so happy to be back home!
Today,I want to share with you a little information about  Novica a company that features artisans from Third World countries that sent me this beautiful hammock to review on my blog.I have always loved these hammocks with the lacy trim and was happy to learn that though Novica  these talented artisans can earn a living. They do not just make hammocks but clothing,jewelry and things for the home too so I hope you will take a few minutes and check them out.

Soft cotton threads are patiently hand-woven into a spacious hammock. Utilizing ancestral techniques, skilled artisans create this beautiful work and adorn its edges with long fringe, crocheted and knotted by hand. From Maya Artists of the Yucatan, its twin stretchers are carved from pinewood.  
Now as you can see from the photos the hammock is lovely but the weather is not yet conducive to lounging in a hammock just yet- but I am really looking forward to be lulled to sleep cocooned in my soft and comfy hammock under the stars on warm summer nights! You might also want to check out these links from Novica -Pendant Bracelets
Onyx Dangle Earrings
Silk Shawls from India
Blue Scarfs
Alpaca Wool Gloves
Turtleneck Sweaters

Thank you to those of you who sent emails expressing concern over my absence. In a couple of days I should be back into the swing of things.

Have a lovely weekend,



Rusticandi said...

Dear Carolyn!
Thank God, you're back! I was worrying what could happened to you... I hope you are healthy again and feel good. I think I'm not the only one who missed your posts very much!
In Hungary spring has already arrived with 15 degrees today, I hope soon you can try your beaufiful new lacy hammock!
With lots of love, Andrea from Hungary

Lounging with a Latte said...

Sorry to hear you have been in hospital. Glad you are back with us again and feeling better.
You have done a fantastic job of photographing the hammock for them. It looks very inviting and your cushions compliment it so well.

Carolyn said...

So glad you are home and on the mend! Lovely hammock. Looks like just the thing to rest and recouperate in.

kay Moser said...

I've been so worried about you! After a few days of your absence, I started praying that you and your family were all well. I'm sure your other blog friends have been doing the same.

Take care of yourself as you recuperate. You certainly want to be hale and hearty for spring, which really is right around the corner.

In Tennessee, the Bradford Pear trees are in full bloom, the Japanese Maple is just beginning to unfurl its red leaves, and the first tips of color are showing on the azaleas.

Blessings to all of you!

Kay Moser

A Garden of Threads said...

I am glad you are feeling better, I missed your posts and was concerned. The hammock is the perfect place to curl up during the warmer months. Gardening season is just around the corner so relax and get better:) Jenxox

Rosetta said...

Bentornata!Tanti auguri di guarigione!I tuoi bei post ci mancavano!Saluti,Rosetta

Magdalena said...

Beautiful photos :)) Greetings from Poland :) M.

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi my Friend
I´m so glad that you are feeling better :)
Do not forget that you are the best blogger in the world :)
and do not miss.....




It is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm glad you are okay, Carolyn! I had one of those unexpected trips to the hospital a few years ago ~ appendicitis! I was in the hospital for 3 1/2 days and had to recuperate for 2 weeks at home. I hope you are taking it easy.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...


Your absense was truly missed.

So glad you are back on the mend.

That hammock is just the perfect thing for convelescence....wish you were having our 70 degree weather right now to be lounging outdoors.

Won't be long.

So glad you're back.

The Country Nest said...

I am glad you are back and hope you are feeling better. Home is the best place to be.
Love the hammock too.
hugs and prayers,

Deborah said...

Oh Carolyn Im glad you are feeling better!
That hammock is so gorgeous!
Ill bet you cant wait to lie back on it and gaze at blue, sunshiney skies... :)
Blessings my friend

Deborah xoxo

The Purple Marquise said...

It is good to see you back blogging! I pray for your full recuperation! Please take care.

God Bless you

Anonymous said...

I'm glad your back!! Hope your feeling better.


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I am SO HAPPY you are feeling better... AND what a Gorgeous hammock to nurse yourself back in! That is the prettiest one I have EVER SEEN! LOVE IT!!!
Take care and PLEASE Pamper yourself!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Donna

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
Glad everything is fine now; it won't be long before you can enjoy that gorgeous hammock. We've had weather in the 16-18 degree range and it is supposed to continue well into next week.
A pleasant surprise, this early spring.
Keep well.

podso said...

Oh I'm sorry you were sick. Glad you are home, and take care so you fully recover. I was hoping you were somewhere exciting like savannah or charleston!

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

The hammock will be a wonderful addition to your already lovely garden. I can't wait to see what it will look like when you share pictures of it when all your flowers are in bloom. Wishing you a speedy recovery and hope you are doing well in the meantime. Have a wonderful weekend.

Susan said...

Hello Carolyn! WOW! I thought you might be away on a vacation. Never did I even DREAM of you being in the hospital. Ohhhhhh, dear, I HOPE everything is okay. We would never want you to be ill.

Take good care, okay?

At first I thought the hammock was from Central America....they have similar ones there and quite gorgeous, too.
Carolyn, I'm so glad you are OKAY! Susan

Carol E. in AZ said...

Hello, and sorry to hear about your trip to the hospital. We are all very glad you are back home where you can get some rest :)

The hammock looks so inviting. You could always send it's been in the 70's lately. ;)

Take care,

Miss Jean said...

I'm glad you are home and on the mend!!!! Take care of yourself.

Pamela Gordon said...

Carolyn, I'm sorry to hear of your hospital stay but I'm glad you're home and well now. I thought maybe you were on a vacation down south when I hadn't seen you post lately. This hammock is really pretty even in the snow. Have a good weekend and take care. Blessings, Pamela

Jo-Anne's Rambling said...

I have never laid around in a hammock myself why well maybe it's because I am a big woman and would find it difficult to lay in a hammock without falling out.

Jo-Anne's Rambling said...

Oh I wanted to say I am glad you're back been wondering where you have been.

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Glad to have you back...hope you are feeling the beautiful pretty

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
I too was wondering where you were. I thought perhaps you had gone away on a short trip. Glad you're home and feeling better. That is a beautiful hammock! It won't be long and you will be able to use it. Hope you have a nice weekend.


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Carolyn: I wondered where you were. I really miss your beautiful mosiacs and other photos. Glad you are feeling better and will be back "in the swing" so to speak, soon..Judy

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn, I am glad you are feeling better. Take care!~Hugs, Patti

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Carolyn,
I'm glad you're feeling better! That hammock is very lovely!

Heaven's Walk said...

I was worried about you, too, Carolyn - and just thought that you were away on vacation, girlie! I'm so sorry to hear that you were sick! I'm glad that you're back home and feeling better. You'll be swinging away on that sweet hammock soon, I hope! It's been absolutely fabulously springlike down here! :)

xoxo laurie

Jojo said...

I'm so so glad that you are back on your blog again!

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Carolyn I am glad you are doing better.. I was concerned about your absence too. The hammocks are beautiful! Thank you for sharing..


Shirley said...

Oh no...sorry to hear this. Hospitals are not where we want to be..glad you are back home and doing better. Nice looking hammock. Wish I had tree's to have one of these. It looks so comfy!

Grammy Lamb said...

I have only recently found your blog and it is the most beautiful I have seen. I am glad you are ok. You bring the pulse of Heaven to us all with your creativity and grace. I was selfishly concerned because I am due to have major surgery 4/11/12, with 6 to 8 weeks of recovery, and was looking forward to daily jaunts to your joyful place to speed my health. (I was concerned you had stopped blogging.) I am praying for your complete restoration. You are a delightful influence and impact.


Isabelle said...

I missed your posts.
I wish you a good recovery !

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

It's good to hear you're okay, Carolyn. I hope your strength is back soon!

Rowan said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you've been unwell, I'd noticed your absence but thought perhaps you were busy in your garden:) Glad that you are recovering now anyway. Take care.

Ruthie Miller said...

Welcome back! We missed you and your creative and lovely world we are so lucky to visit. I do hope all is well with you.
Please come visit Lady B and me for a little Irish cheer at:
Be well!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

I am so sorry to hear you were in the hospital. I was wondering where you were. The hammock is so lovely and i like the woven edge. We have a special hammock in our area called The Pawleys Island Hammock but I think the one your displaying here is prettier. Hope you are feeling better and take care.

Madelief said...

Oh Carolyn! I thought you were on a short holiday with your daughters or Andrew! I am happy to hear you are feeling better. Hope you haven't been in very much pain.

Luckily you are home in time for spring! Enjoy the high temperatures and please take care!

Lieve groetjes & happy weekend,

Madelief xox

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your hospital stay, Carolyn. Good to see you back.

The hammock is absolutely beautiful!

Elzie said...

Glad to hear that you are doing fine. Was concerned that it was so silent at your part.
Just lovely this hammock. Wish I hade some trees to hang one here.
Hope you have a good day.
Love Elzie

Cindy said...

I'm glad you're back, too. I missed you and thought perhaps you were off vacationing somewhere. I doubt you would consider a hospital stay a vacation, unless you were a mother with six kids at home still.:)
I love the hammock from Novica. I ordered a couple of things from them last year,with a gift code that they sent me. But a $40 order ended up costing me $100, due to shipping and handling. I hope this has not been your experience. On top of that the zipper broke on the purse that i got from them before I could even do a give-away with it. So the next time they asked me to review something, I kindly declined.
Hopefully your snow will be gone soon and the warm winds will blow and you'll get to enjoy the outdoor hammock.
Hugs, Cindy

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

So sorry to hear you have been in the hospital, glad to know you are home safe and sound. your hammock is gorgeous.

C G said...

Contente de vous retrouver ! J'espère que vous allez bien maintenant.
Le Jardin du Clos

Cottage Rose said...

I am so happy to hear that you are doing well Carolyn.... I love the hammock it is just beautiful,, I have always wanted one,,someday I will... they are amazing talented people...
now get some rest,,,, have a wonderful weekend.


Karen's Place said...

You were missed. Wishing you a speedy recovery. I suggest many cups of tea while you rest up. :) The hammock and the fluffy white snow, what a lovely peaceful setting. Dreamy photo. Thanks for your blog.

Tanya Anurag said...

Good to know that you are doing well. Stay healthy!!

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

Bienvenue à la maison Carolyn, I'm glad you came back to your lovely home. ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I'm so sorry to hear you were in the hospital but I am glad to hear you are feeling better now.
The hammock is lacy and lovely. So very pretty and soon it will be spring and the perfect place for a nice afternoon nap. I know your beautiful granddaughters are especially going to love it.
Take care of yourself and continue to feel better.


Carolyn, espero que esteja tudo bem com você. Estava realmente preocupada e pedindo a Deus pela sua família e torcendo para que fosse um problema com o computador. Graças a Deus, apesar de ter adoecido está tudo bem!

Se cuide e melhoras.

Lauriane com muito carinho.

June said...

So glad you're back Carolyn! I hope everything is okay and that you are as good as new.
I love the beautiful hammock AND your pictures of it!

Georgianna said...

Welcome back, Carolyn! Such great news that you are feeling yourself again. And that hammock looks so inviting, even in the snow. Lovely of you to share it. Do take care. – g

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

I hope it was nothing too serious Carolyn.

That hammock is so precious...I wonder if they ship to Italy...ùùFra

martha said...

Missed you while you were layed that you are gaining strength each day...This beautiful Spring like weather helps all of us have hope for days in the warmth of summer. Take care.

helen tilston said...

Hello Carolyn

I just came upon your beatuful blog and immediately signed up.

I will look forward to your visit and comments


Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

Good to hear you are well. The hammock is very nice and I wouldn´t mind taking a nap in it, preferably in your lovely garden :)

Take care and have a nice day!

Shel said...

I'm so glad to see you are back! I missed your posts...yours is truly one of my most favourite blogs....and the hammock is too gorgeous.
Get well soon at home.

Margrethe said...

Kære Carolyn

Hvor er det deligt du er tilbage.

KH Margrethe


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